WEEKDAY EDITION: Today brings the mason who is installing
a chimney liner and installing the 400 pound Vermont Casting
stove. This is a first for me, I always installed them
myself in the flue with a 9 foot piece of stainless liner
stucl up the chimney and seal the damper area with cement
board or sheet metal. I finally conceded, I can't do it
anymore. For code here, I am doing it right and installing a
full liner with cap however in my infinite wisdom did not
put the liner in before the beautiful beehive chimney top
was done. The mason wants to cut out a section to pull the
liner thru....I want him to pull it up from the living room
thru the damper, let's see what happens today.....Did you
watch the Celtics last night? Gordon Hayward suffered the
worst looking injury I have seen in years...fractured ankle,
holy shit. This does not look good for Hayward or the
David Trachtenberg, N4WWL,
Confirmed as Principal Deputy
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
The US Senate today confirmed
ARRL member David Trachtenberg,
N4WWL, of Burke, Virginia, as
the next Principal Deputy Under
Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Trachtenberg, 60, is the
president and CEO of Shortwaver
Consulting LLC, a national
security consultancy. He is
National Planning Coordinator
and Northeast Division Director
for USAF MARS, and is active in
the Pentagon Amateur Radio Club
New Ham Bands Spring to Life; Veteran
LF Experimenter Denied Amateur Access to 2200 Meters
Amateur Radio’s two newest bands came to life on Friday the
13th. Both 630 meters (472-479 kHz) and 2200 meters
(135.7-137.8 kHz) bands now are available to radio amateurs
who have notified the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) of
their intention to operate and did not hear anything back
during the ensuing 30 days.
“Many of us filed notices with the Utilities Technology
Council on September 15, the day the notification procedure
was announced,” said Fritz Raab, W1FR, who coordinated the
ARRL WD2XSH 630-Meter Experiment. “We did not expect to hear
from the UTC unless they were objecting to amateur
operation. Much to our surprise, on Friday, October 13, a
number of operators received ‘okay’ notices. So, the first
amateur operations commenced that night.”
Some Denied Access to 2200 Meters
UTC e-mails went out to an undermined number of US radio
amateurs who had notified the Council, but not everyone got
the thumbs up. One of those thwarted in his hopes of
operating under his Amateur Radio license on 2200 meters was
John Andrews, W1TAG, a long-wave veteran with thousands of
hours on the band over the past 15 years or so under his FCC
Part 5 Experimental license.
Andrews, who also participated in the ARRL’s 630-Meter
Experiment, said UTC denied his request because he was
within 1 kilometer of a power line using PLC (power line
communication). Raab said another who did not pass UTC
muster for 2200 meters was Alabamian Dave Guthrie, KN4OK,
who is hoping to give 630 meters a try. UTC also told
Guthrie that he was within 1 kilometer of a power line using
PLC, and that operation on 2200 meters could cause
interference, but added, “We encourage you to reapply and
select only the ‘472-479 kHz’ range, as it is much more free
of interference from utilities.”
Awash with Signals
Raab said a few operators reported making contacts on 630
meters the first night, although noise levels were high, and
a geomagnetic storm was in progress. Saturday night, October
14, “was a bust,” he said. The next evening, however, things
broke open. “The band was awash with CW and digital
signals,” Raab said. “Operating modes included CW, JT9, SSB,
and WSPR. Many operators were new to the band and not
previously experimental licensees.”
Various Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) nodes heard W7IUV,
AH6EZ/W7, N6TV, N6LF, KB5NJD, AA4VV, WZ7I, WA1ZMS, K4EJQ,
K4LY VE6WZ, VE6JY, VE7AB, VE9WZ, and VE7CNF, among others.
W0YSE/7 reported making JT9 QSOs with W7IUV, VE7CNF, W7RNB,
and VE7VV, and CW QSOs with W7IUV, K7SF, N6LF, and VE7CNF.
Episode 200 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now
In this edition:
• Old friends on 17 meters.
• Another Knack Nobel in Physics.
• Hans Summers' QCX transceiver: $50 IS THE NEW 10 GRAND!
• New Bands! 630 and 2200 Meters. BIG ANTENNAS!
• Nuke Powered QRP. No joke!
• The Challenge of UHF. Not for the faint of heart.
• Reginald Fessenden, Father of Phone.
• Pete's Bench Report:The New Simple-ceiver. Soon to be a
• Bill's Bench Report: Discrete, Direct Conversion, Ceramic
Receiver in iPhone Box.
• How to troubleshoot a homebrew receiver
UTC Approvals to Use 630- and/or
2,200-Meter Bands Arriving via
E-mails have gone
out to an undetermined number of
US radio amateurs from the
Utilities Technology Council (UTC),
approving the stations’
intention to use 630 meters
(472-479 kHz) and/or 2,200
meters (135.7-137.8 kHz).
determined that your proposed
Amateur Radio station would not
operate within a horizontal
distance of one kilometer from a
transmission line that conducts
a power line carrier (PLC)
signal in the 135.7-137.8 |
472.0-479.0 [kHz] bands,” read
one UTC notice shared with ARRL.
apparently began arriving on
October 13. Section 97.313(g)(2)
of the Amateur Service rules
requires that, prior to starting
operation on either band, radio
that they intend operate by
submitting their call signs,
intended band(s) of operation,
and the coordinates of their
antenna’s fixed location. The
new rules do not permit any
stations will be permitted to
commence operations after a
30-day period, unless UTC
notifies the station that its
fixed location is located within
1 kilometer of Power Line
Carrier (PLC) systems operating
on the same or overlapping
frequencies,” the FCC said in
announcing approval of the
notification system on September
There was no
prior indication that UTC would
specifically grant operating
Amateur Radio Facilitates Another
Patient Evacuation on Puerto Rico
“Force of 50” volunteer Val Hotzfeld, NV9L, reported from
Puerto Rico today (October 15) that Amateur Radio volunteers
on Culebra and in Fajardo — Jeremy Dougherty, NS0S, and
Matthey Gonter, AC4MG — made it possible for physicians at
the two locations to communicate directly in an effort to
evacuate a patient who is an amputee.
“The chief doctor and the administrator at the Fajardo
hospital were all smiles, as the doctor told AC4MG, ‘You
guys saved a life today,’” Hotzfeld reported.
Sixteen Amateur Radio volunteers are stationed at hospitals,
while another is at the fire station in Juncos. Another five
ham radio volunteers are assisting Red Cross reunification
Mike Logan, KM4WUO, arrived on October 13 — the first of 10
SHARES HF radio system operators. According to DHS, “SHARES
members use existing HF radio resources of government,
critical infrastructure, and disaster response organizations
to coordinate and transmit emergency messages. SHARES users
rely on HF radio communications to perform critical
functions, including those areas related to leadership,
safety, maintenance of law and order, finance, and public
Dougherty, who was instrumental in saving the life of a burn
victim last week, reported that firefighters on Culebra
helped to re-install an HF antenna at the hospital there.
“We had to climb a telephone pole off the edge of a cliff
behind the hospital,” Dougherty said. “It was fun.” He also
got their emergency VHF radio working again, and he
presented a class to hospital staffers and first responders
on how to use the Icom IC-706 that’s on site, encouraging
them to get their ham licenses.
Jorge Ortiz-Santiago, WP4ONI, assisted with a reunification
between a mother and a son in Jayuya.
Personnel from WTOP radio in Washington, DC, and the
National Association of Broadcasters plan to distribute
10,000 AM/FM radios and 1,000 Sirius-XM radios to local
governments. — Thanks to Valerie Hotzfeld NV9L; Puerto Rico
SM Oscar Resto, KP4RF, and FEMA ESF-2 Amateur Radio Liaison
Gary Sessums, KC5QC
WEEKEND EDITION: I had a quick visit to Nearfest on
Friday an stayed long enough to enjoy the cookout. I sold
one 20 dollar radio which paid the entrance fee and then it
was all down hill. I sold nothing and bought an amplifier,
it has become obvious to me selling use ham gear is not
easy. I had a Icom 7000 with LDG autotumer for sale and
could not give it away for $750.00....I will keep it as a
backup radio and will probably continue to store it in
the closet. The rash of new cheap radios from Icom and Yaesu
took the bottom out of the used gear market. Nearfest
appeared to be fairly well attended with lots of flea
vendors and commercial vendors in the buildings, not like it
used to be though. Hey, what the hell happened to Roger-
K1PV? He was standing around eating carrot sticks and
tofu...Christ he lost 75 pounds! I am used to the old Roger
smoking cigars and chugging a beer, the doctor must have
scared the shit out of him at his last physical. I got a hug
from Betty which made it worth the ride up, sorry Wally.
Joe-JEK looks the same as when I met him over ten years ago.
Nice to talk to Dave- N1IX and the beautiful women on his
arm. Good to catch up with Ray- NR1R and Tom- TOW, Ranger
Rick, and a host of other hams...
EMAIL TODAY: Hello Jon,
I appreciated your comment regarding those individuals that
have grown emboldened in the past few years to crawl out
from under their rocks, wrap themselves tightly in the U.S.
flag, and proclaim themselves as the last and best PATRIOTS!
Oath Keepers - the last refuge of the scoundrel is
I have been told stories of this vermin popping up at local
ARES meetings, trying to promote their organization and
being told to "fuck off".
I found an infestation of these creeps on my Club's
Repeater. They had fooled the people running things, that
they were a ragtag local "Emergency Services" group that
needed a Repeater for their "O-K Nets"...
What a group of incompetent lids. When I first came across
them, they all had noisy unintelligible signals and would
"double" and "triple" with each other. At that time I did
not have a clue what they were about.
Then some old cranky codger got their act a bit better
together and I started to realize that they were there to
obscurely and obliquely promote their militia BS with "code
words" and vague references.
Fortunately, they were either drunk or morons, so that they
repeatedly let it slip that the "O-K" was actually for their
local branch of Oath Keepers. They would allude to orders
issued by "headquarters".
They kept promoting themselves as an "Emergency Service
Net", but they seemed to be focused on the accessibility of
ammunition and rumors that might limit their acquisition of
Ammonium Nitrate and other explosives, whether Hilary would
look better with a bullet wound between her eyes, and
whether they could be able to arrange for a contingent of
"volunteer security guards" to go down to Ferguson,
Missouri, to protect fellow patriotic businesses from the
enemies of this great country...
Once an actual club member happened upon this Net and tried
to have a friendly contact, but left rather confused about
the whole thing.
The idiots that gave these fascists the use of our Repeater,
apparently hadn't bothered to listen to their "Emergency
I sent the "powers that be" some MP3's of what they appeared
to be "sponsoring" and this group of O-K malcontents were
asked to leave the premises.
But like all cockroaches they just "scurry" somewhere else.
I found that the FCC provided a vanity license (NY2OK) for
the New York OK Radio Club, a New York branch of the Oath
Keeper affiliated club.
I asked Laura Smith if NAMBLA requested a vanity Amateur
Radio callsign for a club, would they would provide one and
the answer seemed to be that if they did not promote,
directly anything illegal, the American Nazi Party can have
their own vanity call signs.
We have always had these people among us. There used to be
enormous Nazi rallies in Madison Square Garden until after
'Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.'
Make America Sane Again.
I was listening on our local two meter repeater and hear a
guy come on who works at Varion in Gloucester. He proudly
announced he was a card carrying member of the
Three Percenters and
Oath Keepers. I
had to chuckle, we used to have a member of the Elks who was
a card carrying KKK member, he was one sorry POS. He would
proudly show his membership card to all who would look at
the bar and bring in the monthly newsletter. You never know
who is behind the microphone.....The future of
ham radio....I pulled out the TenTec OMNI VII from the
closet and find problems above my pay grade. I shipped it
back for them to look at. I have not had good luck with the
OMNI VII, the display shit the bed two years ago. Now
the power output comes up slowly and the swr goes to
10-1 after it is 1-1. Flaky operation, stuck between a rock
and a hard place. Broken it is worth shit, fixed it is worth
a little more than shit...so I sent it out for repair.
Tentec is basically gone out of business but does keep a
repair facility in TN, with what I think are false promises
about releasing a new and improved OMNI VII. The radio, when
working , is really a nice unit. A sensitive and quiet
receiver, superb qsk cw rig, nice transmit audio.....if I
could only keep it running and get my money's worth out of
The 'DXCC Most Wanted' entities list
has been updated on ClubLog as of October 1st.
The top 10 entities still remain the same and they are:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea)
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island
3. FT5/W Crozet Island
4. KH1 Baker Howland Islands
5. BS7H Scarborough Reef
6. CE0X San Felix Islands
7. BV9P Pratas Island
8. KH3 Johnston Island
9. VK0M Macquarie Island
10. KH7K Kure Island
The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available
FCC Grants Experimental License for
Project to Help Provide Cell Service in Puerto Rico
The FCC has granted an experimental license for "Project
Loon," led by Google's parent company Alphabet, to help
provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico.
“More than 2 weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of
Puerto Ricans are still without access to much-needed
communications services,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a
statement. He explained that Project Loon is aimed to
provide the people of Puerto Rico with access to cellular
service to connect with family and friends and to access
“I’m glad the FCC was able to grant this experimental
license with dispatch, and I urge wireless carriers to
cooperate with Project Loon to maximize this effort’s
chances of success,” he concluded.
Project Loon is a network of balloons that provides
connectivity to users on the ground. Now that the
experimental license has been approved, it will attempt to
initiate service in Puerto Rico. Project Loon obtained
consent agreements to use land mobile radio (LMR) radio
spectrum in the 900-MHz band from existing carriers
operating within Puerto Rico.
More than 80% of cellular sites remain out of service in
Puerto Rico, according to the FCC.
Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Volunteer
Force Deploys New Equipment, Groceries
As their efforts continue to help Puerto Rico recover from
the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria, ARRL Force of 50
volunteers on the island distributed more new Amateur Radio
gear to places where it will do the most good. Puerto Rico
Section Emergency Coordinator Juan Sepulveda, KP3CR, is
better prepared to assist, now that volunteers have
delivered a radio and antenna to him in Lares.
“This now gives us a local ham covering the Lares Medical
Center and the hospital, so our ARRL American Red Cross
Amateur Radio operator can cover the Casteñel hospital
nearby,” ARC volunteer Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, noted in the
team’s October 8 report. Sepulveda has been coordinating the
ARES efforts on the west side of the island since the start
of the recovery.
Hotzfeld; Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF;
ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, and
Amateur Radio liaison to the FEMA ESF-2 Communications Task
Force Gary Sessums, KC5QCN, traveled to Arecibo, Lares, and
the Guajataca dam.
The team, all deployed as ARC volunteers, delivered spare
VHF radios and bottled water to Guajataca Dam, to permit
direct communication between Isabela and the dam, where
infrastructure repairs are under way. A Yaesu DR-X2 VHF/UHF
repeater has been delivered to Arecibo Observatory. The team
visited a grocery to stock up on powdered milk, peanut
butter, water, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, and bags
of fresh apples, all delivered this to people living in the
vicinity of Arecibo Observatory.
The volunteers continue to handle traffic and relays for
support from hospital to and from K1M, the call sign
designated for the Amateur Radio relief effort in Puerto
Rico. “As an example, we received a message from a hospital
administrator that the workers at the hospital and other
area businesses need temporary housing,” Hotzfeld explained.
“Their homes were destroyed, and they cannot leave, as their
employment is critical on the island.”
The fire station in Guayama reported a complete lack of
water, with people being turned away. One of the Amateur
Radio volunteers was able to assist from the fire station in
Volunteer Joe Bassett, W1WCN, worked via relay with local
operator Al Medina-Ramirez, NP3MR, to reestablish contact
with an Army task force on Vieques Island. Army MARS
operators were unable to get in touch with the task force,
which had been dispatched to the island to assist the
hospital. Medina-Ramirez responded to a call from W1WCN to
travel to the hospital to contact the task force. Uris
Monge-Vives, NP4WW, assisted with translation. The task
force was found safe and well awaiting transport via
helicopter, which had been delayed due to the weather.
Amateur Radio operators at the Emergency Operations Center
in San Juan assisted Samaritan’s Purse in providing a
generator to power a repeater near Juyaya. Contact was
provided to have local radio amateur WP4PNS meet Samaritan’s
Purse personnel to exchange the generator. — Thanks to
Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L; Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar
Resto, KP4RF, and Amateur Radio FEMA ESF-2 Liaison Gary
Read the full story:
World Maker Faire Visitors Urged
to Build, Make, Create, Communicate
Ham radio exhibitors at the 2017
World Maker Faire
in New York City over the
September 23 – 24 weekend urged
visitors to “build, make,
create, communicate.” Three
Amateur Radio clubs took part in
the event, held at the New York
Hall of Science in Corona,
Queens. World Maker Faire drew
upward of 90,000 visitors in
An exhibit hosted by
grade 6 to 12 students from the
Garden School Amateur
Radio Club (K2GSG)
in Jackson Heights was aimed at
introducing ham radio to those
who stopped by. They also
experiments, kit construction,
and soldering skills. Projects
included a Morse code practice
oscillator and an LED candle.
The Garden School ARC
students are mentored by the
Hall of Science Amateur Radio
Club (WB2JSM/WB2ZZO), which
co-exhibited at the World Maker
Faire. Both are ARRL-affiliated
“The Garden School students,
led by their club advisor,
science teacher John Hale,
KD2LPM, did a great job engaging
the public through kit
building,” said ARRL Marketing
Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R,
who was part of the ARRL
contingent to the event. “They
helped demonstrate the
educational benefits of having
students engaged in the STEM
engineering, math] disciplines.
Garden School ARC was recognized
with an Editor's Choice Blue
Inderbitzen said the Hall of
Science ARC worked hard to get
people on the air. Their “Get On
the Air” (GOTA) station paired
attendees with experienced
station operators to make VHF
and shortwave radio contacts
throughout the Faire. Club
trustee Steve Greenbaum, WB2KDG,
helped to organize the joint
exhibit with Garden School.
A third group,
made up of high school and
college students who enjoy
hacking for ham radio — also put
in an appearance at the Maker
Faire. Their projects include
what they describe as
“unconventional and cheap
Amateur Radio hacks in Doppler
radar, satellite photography,
airplane tracking, microwave
electronics, software defined
radios, and more.”
“HamHacks had a fantastic
exhibit and team, showing off a
whole lot of innovation,”
Inderbitzen remarked. “Their
demonstrations included a WSPR
(Weak Signal Propagation
station, and an RF plasma
generator. HamHacks contributed
to the ‘cool factor’ with
Leading the HamHack charge
were brothers — and “Makers” —
Sam Zeloof, KD2ENL, and his
older brother Adam, KD2MRG. Sam,
a high school student interested
in home semiconductor
fabrication and Amateur Radio,
operates a scanning electron
microscope in his parents’
garage. He also enjoys music and
radio-controlled flight. His
older brother Adam is a
mechanical engineering student
at Carnegie Mellon University
and interested in engines,
robotics, cars, radio, music,
“and pretty much anything else,”
according to their website.
ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher,
NY2RF, also was on hand at the
World Maker Faire to represent
ARRL and to support the
participating radio clubs.
“On behalf of ARRL, thank you
all for your hard work and
dedication to support the ham
radio exhibits at the 2017 World
Maker Faire,” Inderbitzen said.
“Most especially, thank you to
the members of the Garden School
ARC, the Hall of Science ARC,
and HamHacks.” A
60-second video with
highlights from the
ham radio exhibits is posted on
ARRL’s Facebook page
Cubs special event
Members of the Metro DX Club
will operate special event
station W9C between October
2-8th, to celebrate the first
anniversary of the Chicago Cubs
winning the 2016 World Series of
baseball after over 100 years of
Check their listing on page 102
of the October 2017 QST.
Operations of W9C will occur on
80 through 10 meters (excluding
60 meters) on CW, SSB and RTTY
between 1300z and 2300z at
various times throughout the
Operations will concentrate on
7050, 7280, 14050, 14280, 21050,
21280 and other frequencies as
A nice certificate of
accomplishment and QSL card for
your contact is available.
Please indicate your QSO date,
time, frequency, mode and signal
A certificate to be returned by
E-mail may be requested by
E-mail to: email@example.com
To receive a printed certificate
and QSL card, please send a
self-addressed 9x12 envelope
with three (3) ounces postage
attached to N9TK, our QSL
manager for W9C: Metro DX Club,
c/o Jim Mornar N9TK, 8607 W.
Kendall Lane, Orland Park, IL
FCC silenced Puerto Rico radio
station's boosters in March 2017
WAPA (680 AM) is a radio station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
After Hurricane Maria took out power, phone lines, cell
towers and internet, WAPA was the only Puerto Rican radio
station on the air for crucial public emergency
But WAPA's signal coverage was significantly cut in March
2017 when the FCC refused to renew the license for
synchronous AM booster stations at Arecibo, Mayaguez and
Aguadilla in March due to procedural issues with the
petition for renewal. This decision limited the coverage,
signal strength and signal quality of this station for
remote and mountainous parts of Puerto Rico where the need
for emergency communications is greatest.
The FCC audio division chief who pulled WAPA's synchronous
booster license decided to retire a few days ago. The
position is open but is focused on legal training rather
than technical expertise and experience with emergency
FCC audio division's regulations have done little to stop AM
and satellite radio from broadcasting right-wing
streams-of-consciousness throughout the lower 48 states.
With IoT, cellular, mesh, satellite, social media and
cognitive radio, communications technology is changing much
faster than the FCC's legal efforts to regulate it. But its
arcane regulations leave Puerto Rico as one of the few
islands in the Caribbean without a long distance shortwave
With line of sight FM stations offline and WAPA's AM station
neutered, post-Maria Puerto Ricans have a better chance of
getting news and emergency information from Havana, Cuba
than from anything under the FCC's increasingly pointless
Read the full article
The world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1,
was launched on October 4, 1957, by the then Soviet Union
that heralded it as a national triumph, and started the
Not only was this an important achievement, but an
historical milestone that opened space exploration.
The Russian language Radio magazine for radio amateurs
published articles on the proposed telemetry system and the
intended downlink frequencies. An English language version
later appeared in the QST magazine of the ARRL.
The United States also revealed its intent to launch a
satellite during the International Geophysical Year 1957 –
but the USSR was first.
When launched it had four external antennas to transmit on
20.005 and 40.002 MHz at about 1 watt heard throughout the
world by radio amateurs including those in Australia.
Sputnik, a 58 centimetre diameter polished metal sphere, was
seen from Earth as it travelled 29,000 km/h taking 96.2
minutes for each orbit. It had no stabilisation system.
There were two aluminium casings that bolted together using
a seal to create an air tight housing for two transmitters
plus a simple temperature and pressure sensing system.
Scientists studying it garnered information, like the
density of the upper atmosphere deduced from its drag on the
orbit, and the propagation of its signals that helped better
understand the ionosphere.
At a time the WWV time and frequency standard station near
Fort Collins, Colorado USA stopped its night transmission on
20 MHz to avoid interference with the telemetry.
The signals continued for 21 days until the life of three
silver-zinc batteries, two for the transmitters and the
other for ventilation, ended 26 October. Sputnik burnt up
and re-entered earth’s atmosphere on 4 January 1958.
To commemorate Sputnik 1, special callsign R60SAT will be on
air from October 1 to 8. For further information including
the awards available, please visit the qrz.com website.
Jim Linton VK3PC
New England Hams you
might run across on 3864 or 3910.........
K1TP- Jon....Editor of As The
KB1JXU- Matthew...75 meter
regular...our token liberal Democrat out of VT
Regular......residing on the Cape of Cod, flying
planes and playing radio
Meter Regular....teaches the future of mankind, it's
the Hosstrader's original organizers, 75 meter
regular, Tech Wizard!!!
of Davis-RF....my best friend from high school
K9AEN-John...Easy going ham
found at all the hamfests
K1JEK-Joe...Easy going, can be
found at most ham flea market ...Cobra Antenna
John.........Dr. Linux....fine amateur radio op
....wealth of experience...
KA1GJU- Kriss- Tower climbing pilot who cooks on
the side at Hosstrader's...
N1XW.....Mike-easy going, Harley riding kind of
guy, loves to split cordwood and hunt...
talented ham, loves his politics, has designed gear
Force Controller...told quite a few pilots where to
N1OOL-Jeff- The 3936 master
plumber and ragchewer...
K1BRS-Bruce- Computer Tech of 3936...multi
talented kidney stone passing ham...
K1BGH- Arthur, Cape Cod,
construction company/ice cream shop, hard working
W1VAK- Ed, Cape
Cod, lots of experience in all areas, once was a
Jacques Cousteus body guard....
Paul.....3910 test king....testing......always
easy going, kind of like Mr. Rogers until politics
are brought up then watch out...
K1BNH- Bill- Used to work for
a bottled gas company-we think he has been around
nitrous oxide to long .
K1PV- Roger....75 meter
regular, easy going guy...
Gil....Gilly..Gilmore.....easy going, computer parts
selling, New England Ham..
Low key gent can be found on many of the 75 meter
Mike, Antrim, NH, auto parts truck driver-retired
W1OKQ- Jack....3936 Wheeling
and Dealing......keeping the boys on there toes....
meter regular, wealth of electronic knowledge...
Mack....DXCC Master, worked them all!.. 3864 regular
for many years...
Hu....SK at 92... 3864 regular for many
Silent Key:N1WBD- Big
Bob- Tallest ham, at 6'10", of the 3864 group
W1FSK-Steve....Navy Pilot, HRO
Salesman, has owned every radio ever built!
from easy going cw and ssb op on 14275/313
Loved ham radio........Ham Radio Ambassador!
K1GAR- John- Very colorful
character!......self appointed "hambassador" by
Nice fellow to talk to on 3936 on the early
professional musician, one of the nice guys